Legendary Hollywood actor and ‘Easy Rider’ star from Peter Fonda died on Friday morning after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. He was 79
According to the report by TMZ, a rep for Peter confirms he passed Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles and was surrounded by family. We’re told the official cause of death was a respiratory failure due to lung cancer — and he had been in and out of the hospital recently.
Peter, is Jane Fonda’s brother and the son of Henry Fonda. The family released a statement, saying, “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts.”
They added, “While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life.”
Peter’s most famous for his iconic role in the 1969 counterculture classic, “Easy Rider” … which he co-wrote and produced. He also co-starred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
He is best known for his iconic role of Wyatt in the 1969 film “Easy Rider” opposite Dennis Hopper. Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for that film and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1997 film “Ulee’s Gold.”